Saturday, May 10, 2014

Trinkets & Treasures: A Fun Twist on Digital Scrapbooking

I've started a new project called "Trinkets & Treasures."  Inspired by the gorgeous of overhead shots I've seen on Instagram  of food and accessories, I decided to make vignettes of various areas of my life using the same type of overhead composition.  It's a take on digital scrapbooking that allows you to document and preserve items that won't fit in an album or can't be scanned by a scanner.  While these vignettes are personal to me, my intent was to make them generic enough that anyone could potentially relate to them.

Read on for a look at the ones I've made so far, and how you can easily go about making your own:

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Trinkets & Treasures from Photography



The 90s


Southern California


Walt Disney World


College


France


High School


Teaching French


How to make your own:

Making your own trinkets and treasures collage doesn't require a lot of work.  First you need a white surface (I used a sheet of foam board).  As far as the camera goes, any camera will do, but a zoom lens is best as it allows you to more easily compose your shot.  I used a tripod, although it's not necessary.  The tripod allows you to compose the photo more thoughtfully and you can ensure a sharp image in any light.  A mix of 2D and 3D items makes the picture more dynamic, and other than that, it's up to you!


Tools I used to create the photos this post:  Canon EOS 60D, Canon EOS 6D, Manfrotto 190XDB Tripod, Manfrotto 496RC2 Ball HeadCanon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, Adobe Photoshop CS6

4 comments:

  1. i love this post.....can't believe you stil have a floppy disk!

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  2. Nice still life only for 4335 dollars !
    (is the total of the components you used and priced from bhphotovideo.com)

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  3. Nice still life only for 4335 dollars !
    (is the total of the components you used and priced from bhphotovideo.com)

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  4. Nice still life only for 4335 dollars !
    (is the total of the components you used and priced from bhphotovideo.com)

    ReplyDelete

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